Ian Paisley will never change! He’s a horrible, disgusting man!
I dislike him and all of the Unionists. This is the man that accused his holiness John Paul II of being the Anti-Christ, when the Holy Father gave an address to the European Parliament in 1988.
This man’s aim is to “expose the Papacy” and speak out against “revolting superstitions” such as the Eucharist.
He’s a member of the Orange Order which does nothing more than provoke Catholics and denounce the faith.
Paisley is one of the most ignorant, hate-filled, abusive people on this earth. The lies he spreads about Catholicism are terrible.
He does nothing more than add fuel to the fire of hate. He’s probably responsible for the death of hundreds of Catholics throughout the years, as a result of him inciting hatred.
To know whether Paisley has softened, one first has to attempt to understand the complexity of the history of Ireland and especially post partition (not the easiest thing to do) in order to appreciate why there may be scepticism regarding this.
Ireland unfree shall never be at peace. The Republican movement will always fight for freedom and a united Ireland. The Ulster Unionists will always remain loyal to the crown. This dispute will never end. There may be a cease fire now, but trouble is always brewing beneath the surface.
I know you said the situation is complex, but what is “the partition”?
In 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty gave independence to Ireland. However, Protestant Ulster opted out of this treaty and remained under British rule; the Protestants did not want to join with the vast majority of Catholic Irish.
Ulster still remains part of the UK today, with Southern Ireland being an idependent country.
However, nationalists within the Republic and Northern Ireland resent the idea of a divided country and have fought to unite Ireland. The Protestants, otherwise known as the Loyalists and Unionists have fought to preserve British rule of Northern Ireland. Ian Paisley is a prominent Ulster Unionist.
The divide is both religious and political. The Unionists do not want to live in a Catholic country, and do all they can to remain British.